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general election. asked w. your questions about germany but if i had to. write to us on facebook we'll answer your questions. but. there's a daily news line from valet and let it be for times in a row for i'm going to germany and that's a new government today about the looks likely to become chancellor for another bank challenger martin shields started off riding high in the polls but his campaign
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quickly lost momentum. and was of the i.a.f. day the far right party is on course to enter parliament for the first time so what would that mean for german politics. and other news north korea ups the ante against the united states pyongyang's foreign minister tells the un an attack on america's mainland is now inevitable this after u.s. bombs fly in the north korea and unprecedented show of force. i'm just not content with north korea u.s. president donald trump and i picked a fight with some of his own country's biggest sports stars. i felt welcome to the program polling stations are open the germans are deciding whether i'm going to. a fourth term as chancellor with more than sixty one million eligible voters polls give her c.d.u. party. comfortable laid she's likely to head up
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a new coalition but the far right to turn it in for germany party could become a force to be reckoned with if it answers the bundestag for the first time chancellor merkel's main challenger social democrats have martin show cast his vote . doubly funny shot at a polling station in balanced noriko in that district an area with a large population of people with an immigrant background welcome funny what has turnout been like so far have felt well there are no official numbers yet as far as the voter turning out is concerned so far in berlin but if you just look behind me and this polling station is a long line forming people are eager to cast their ballot in fact just a few minutes ago there was a long line from the door of this polling station all the way to the street to this elementary school where this polling station is located when i talk to people a lot of them are saying this election is very special to them they say this is
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this is something we're each shouldn't take democracy for granted you shouldn't take it for granted that you have certain parties this in the parliament but rather he should go out and cast your ballot today it's really important they say to avoid the alternative for germany party the far right fredricka party from entering the problem and however at the same time most people here have no doubt that the alternative for germany party is going to add to the problem and whatever they want to avoid the number of seats that they're going to get so there really is a dynamic here when you talk to people that they say this election is really important so you should get out there get out and cast your ballot and make use of your duty as they say as a citizen of germany ok so you've got from what you say to the people you're spoken so it's not so much we are for this party or a party but we're against that one of the most pressing issues that what i've been telling. but as you just mentioned before we are in
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a borel with the large number of immigrants people of turkish descent russian descent but of course also of there are a lot of recent refugees from syria here for example and their different opinions some people say here this boy or should be german again and more german now that doesn't necessarily mean that they are going to vote for the far right tragical party but they're asking the big parties to to have a immigration policy that helps to integrate people not to get rid of them as they say but to help integrate people so immigration policy is one of the most pressing issues here in north korea but a way not just you know a current in berlin but through our germany and the second most important topic that i've heard here is about pensions retirement making sure that people who are getting old have something to live from now this could be easily explained of course by the fact that at least half of the voting population is alder than fifty two years old now of course i've been talking also to a lot of young people and they say that they are main topics we are largely
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unnoticed by the main parties they are disappointed and they say that people in the parties should rather focus on education and digitalisation or on average things like affordable living like here in berlin for example a lot of young people are saying that they cannot even afford a one bedroom and that bedroom apartment so depending on the generation of course you ask you will get different answers however the bottom line is immigration policy is one of the most pressing issues here in our current writer for the show. so much for joining us. recent poll suggests that those undecideds make up anywhere between thirty and forty percent of voters that's a lot w.'s a social media editor said janet reed has been saying what is that out there helping people to make mines welcome john what do you see or feel a lot of things that i've been hearing over the past election campaign from
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a lot of people is i just don't know who to vote for and that's not really surprising given that there are so many parties trying to get into the bundestag but all of them are going to clear the all important five percent hurdle to get into the lower house of parliament but there are a number of tools on social media to help them make up their minds let's look at facebook they've got a special page dedicated to the german elections reminding everyone that they are today and what their votes are requirements if we scroll down a bit facebook users can see each of the parties man positions on various important issues like business and finance immigration migration social rights health and digitalisation in just a few day if we get out of that we can scroll back up the top and see all the major parties there and find out what they're standing for google has also got a bunch of tools i'm going to focus on one of them showing voters who the candidates in their electorate i put in the door each of illicit curried and then we get a list of who's representing which policy and how voters can contact them if we go
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a little bit further along we can see a list of all the leading party candidates we see people like uncle americal martin schultz. list and the list goes on social they're just two of the options available in social media to help people make up their minds today and how significant is social media in getting news to versus well if we compare the german elections happening today to the more recent ones in the us in the u.k. that we've seen social media played a bit more of a bigger pot in those elections than it is doing today and that's for like a bunch of reasons but one of the big ones is where people turn to for the news. and here in germany it's not social media it's not trained it's not it's not online it's actually t.v. and we can take a look at this graph from the reuters institute and the university of oxford i'm not going to go into too much of the day sales but if we look at that graph we can quite see quite clearly that germans of all ages still turn to their t.v.'s as
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their main source of news and surprisingly few you turn to social media you know there are a bunch of reasons for all of this it's the older generation generally in germany who decide who the government's going to be and they're the ones who are on social media in the election we saw in twenty thirteen we saw that fifty percent of the voters were aged over the age of fifty and just fifteen percent were aged under thirty so it's going to be interesting to see how those numbers compare to with what's happening today ok chad thank you for that. speak again a little later in the program now with the c.d.u. c.s.u. and the social democrats slated to break the two largest potus in the bundestag the race for third place is on the latest opinion polls indicate that he's likely to go to the far right alternative for germany if reality bears out those predictions then they will be the first far right party to enter germany's parliament for decades their opposition to migration and islam would also shake up the political consensus. f.t.
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election posters leave little to be imagination new germans will make those ourselves read this one because as this slogan we're into bikini's if there were any doubts about the alternative on offer it's islamophobia and anti immigrant stop islamification vote f.t. reads this post or i suppose a threat posed by islam in migrants has been a key campaign message for the f.t.c. lead candidates. politicked often and open borders the indiscriminate admission of people from other religions and cultures poses a grave threat to my civil liberties to the civil liberties of homosexuals and above all to the civil liberties of our still free society few owns are not fired as aircraft pilots vitalism economist who lives with a lesbian partner a swiss woman of sri lankan origin together they've adopted two children although i have to the policy clearly states that a family needs a mother and a father vital even criticised the german government for introducing same sex
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marriage a running mate alexander garland is a founding f.t. member he's drawn condemnation for racist statements about what tank a black soccer player who helped clinch the twenty fourteen world cup for germany people think he's a good footballer down and set last year but they don't want to what tang as a neighbor. the air stevie hasn't always been a far right populist party and you come back to the german political scene it was founded just four years ago back then it was a single issue set up campaigning against the euro and germany's contribution to the e.u. bailout fund for greece it's almost got elected to the bundestag in twenty thirteen it ended up just shy of the five percent needed. but the f.t.c. electoral fortunes changed when chancellor merkel declared germany's borders open at the height of the migration crisis. the party has transformed itself out an
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incredible speed into a right wing extremist party with nationalist elements so in that respect it's a challenge for all democrats for a fellow democrat. wherever merkel went during the campaign she was booed by a hefty heckler as with the party in the bundestag she'd be facing vocal far right opponents from the opposition benches. read a social media editor saying they're just another about fifty percent of the electorate was over fifty this election's going to say three million first time voters so what impact they likely to have grow works for a youth organization that tries to convince young people to take part in politics for sure horford is a first time voter who's also a children's rights campaigner welcome both to day doubly so with you joshua so these three million young people who have the chance to vote for the first time are there issues that they are likely to have in common. yes i mean we need to be very
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clear that of course it's a diverse group and we have we have we can speak as the young people as a group which votes in the city but in the end it comes down to two topics which are of future relevance so you have topics not of like pensions and and these kinds of things which are more the topics that are interesting for the older generation but you have things like education for sure you have also things like the environment as a very important topic we also realize and as a sustainability you say for example the sustainable development goals something young people are very passionate about a lot of young people are passionate about more than the older generation let's say later i'll young people voting do do they take part yeah i think definitely young people also voting young people definitely are not interested not not interested in politics and i think we also can see that young people also choose to perhaps participate differently and that's something that perhaps what does it mean
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participate different mean fights on the participation and school or like participation through other forms like i mean if you look at a community like taking part in act there rather than actually for example going to vote because i think also the experience of going to vote might not necessarily directly result in the feeling of self sufficient think oh i say so this isn't very important topic also is sort of the rise of personal politics rather than also the political process if i can put it that way i keep hearing that today's young voters more conservative than ever that not necessarily here but certainly in the you hear about in the u.s. and the u.k. does does that makes does that shine with what you are experiencing it. i mean it depends you can see that some some of the voters they do have a strong feeling i think that we've had well we've had a very consistent leadership in the past twelve years but with chancellor merkel so they see that merkel is very good in foreign policy that some of the topics she
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deals with also concerning migration some people agree with that but i do think that you have still a strong strong leaning towards the left in a lot of a lot of topics like social services like like like intergenerational justice and as i said before the environment which is i think a topic which is not addressed by by the conservative parties in the way young people would like to have any of the parties been reaching out directly to young people. well i don't really have the feeling that that was the case i mean i think that definitely of the years i want to say and by the party if they do represent a serious but i feel like if they are for example i'm looking at the general discussion and the issues that have been raised that are not necessarily the most important topics that are relevant for young people and it's interesting because the youth organizations are they the parties say let our youth organizations do that that them take over those funds responsibility to talk to the young people but
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there we can see the relevance that the topics are actually not addressed by the parties themselves and most likely will not be put on the agenda of the politics and the bonus talk for the next four years ok so they use organizations where the political parties tend to be young people doing what they're told by the older people rather than necessarily make it directly relevant to younger voters maybe that but you could also see that the party leaders say well it's just a youth organization let them do they can think freely they they can they can be very very liberal in but in many topics but then it's them saying that and they have sort of internal debates ahead of them to convince their party leaders and that this is nothing to take for granted i want to talk about the day because this is a particularly interesting election this they of the far right party say look likely to enter the parliament for the first time. is there a message anywhere in in there from them with anti immigration stance and.
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antiglobalization sense does that message resonate with young people little i mean if we look at. eighteen election in the us took part last week i think. scored less than there are most likely to score like in the federal election actually so i would not necessarily think that i mean of course autopsy is addressing young people but at least when we look at. the on the right to order they were not likely to vote for. ok i think it's very interesting polls close at six o'clock this evening full coverage of course here on the t.v. . i want to thank you both for joining us atlanta graue troutman and joshua hoffa thank you. so full coverage through the day the latest developments as they happen you can follow us online as well that's the d.w. dot com you also find plenty of content on our facebook page don't just look for
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the hash tag germany besides get involved for us which. so the world outside in the north korea's foreign minister has said that an attack on the u.s. mainland is inevitable just hours after american bombers flew close to the north coast both sides of increased tensions over pyongyang's nuclear program this week using speeches at the u.n. general assembly to deliver some remarkable verbal blows early this week u.s. president donald trump took to the podium and threaten to destroy north korea pyongyang has been taking its to talk back. for the second time this week the united nations podium was used to ratchet up the rhetoric between the u.s. and north korea young young's top diplomat really young who slammed the u.s. president as a mentally deranged megalomaniac. president trump himself
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is the one on a suicide mission. in the case that innocent u.s. lives are lost because of this suicide attack trump will be held totally responsible. just hours earlier u.s. air force b. one b. bombers flew further north along the korean coast than ever before this century the pentagon described the flight in international airspace as a show of resolve and the military options at hand. for north korea all the more reason to pursue its nuclear program at the un foreign minister read defended it as the necessary answer to us aggression. the only response to violence is violence we will oppose the nuclear weapons of terror any with a nuclear weapons of justice. president trump took to twitter in response to reserve dress writing that really a north korean leader kim jong un whom trump calls little rocket man won't be
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around much longer trump didn't spell out the substance of this threat. at the u.n. really also had harsh words for china and russia he accused the nuclear powers of offering irresponsible support for the u.s. with their economic sanctions hitting ordinary north koreans hard. these powers only want to defend their monopoly on nuclear weapons. meanwhile up to one hundred thousand people joined an anti american rally in the north korean capital on their banners a pledge to defend their leader with their lives. now to some of the other stories making news around the world kurds in iraq are preparing to vote in a referendum to decide whether to declare independence polling stations in their bill are reading their ballot boxes for monday's first ability capital of iraq's semi autonomous kurdish region the result is expected to be overwhelmingly in favor of independence not the government in baghdad considers the referendum illegal.
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leader of britain's main opposition party generally called himself his labor party well the challenge the government over its present policies especially those that relate to trade access and workers' rights mr coburn was speaking ahead of his party's i know conference his comments follow and major press it speech by the prime minister theresa may the next round of talks on britain's departure from the e.u. began on monday. a war of words has broken out between u.s. president donald trump and some of the country's biggest sports stars mr trump began by lashing out at football players who refused to stand during the national anthem and protest against police violence against african-americans you love to see one of these years when somebody just respects our flag to say get that sort of a field right now. but they were because no president has also taken aimed at one of the world's biggest basketball players
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stephen curry of the golden state warriors he hinted he would to forgo a time honored tradition of visiting the white house to celebrate his team's that championship title in protest at the president now the president fired back by tweeting going to the white house is considered a great honor for a championship team stephen curry is hesitating therefore the invitation is withdrawn but he may well have picked a fight he can't win several n.b.a. stars have jumped to currys defense the bron james of the cleveland cavaliers has hit back calling the president a bum on twitter was no longer an honor to visit with trump in the white house he said los angeles lakers legend kobe bryant resurfacing from retirement this week with this slam dunk of a tweet a president whose name a load creates division and anger whose words inspired the sentient hatred cannot possibly make america great again let's get more on this from entertainment journalist. adore lowell who joins us from los angeles welcome to the w.
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should go and the president's got comments of course quite a media storm on the social media a top athletes now united against him. well hi phil and that's a very difficult question to answer i think that there are a lot of high profile athletes that are using their platform on twitter to lash back out at the president or speak to their dismay and disapproval of his statements to say all of the athletes are i think we'd have to poll all of them but you're seeing more demonstrations just last night there with the demonstration by an oakland a's rookie catcher the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem and there's a hash tag on social media take a need for n.f.l. players to take a lead this sunday and we shall see if more teams more players start protesting in
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this nonviolent way so this this latest arrival as about the president withdrawing an invitation that he hadn't actually extended yet explain to us how big a deal is this tradition of inviting and very champions to the white house it will it's a very large deal and it's more than just the n.b.a. champion every american sports team college little league world series regardless of gender limpid athlete and be a stars they all are typically invited to go white house so for the president to reset and offer because he felt that he was being disrespected one step and curry said that he was not going to go to one of the n.b.a. players how can you rescind and offer when the person already said they weren't going to show up it is a big deal but now it's pitted both the n.b.a. and its star players. opposition with the presidency le bron james said it best
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used to be an honor to go to the white house not anymore shouldn't is the american public presumably there are a split on this issue as well. well absolutely and it's a it's a bit of a frightening time because sports is supposed to be a great unifier it is a meritocracy where the best play and the score determines who want to or not and now you have people who watch sports having to pick sides whether or not they want to support their local team of certain players are nearly you cannot put your finger directly on the pulse of what you or your neighbor feels about this protest some say it's nonviolent some say it's anti-patriotic whatever the case may be many eyeballs are going to be watching the n.f.l. and sporting contest to follow this entire year and during the president's reign
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should go to a low in los angeles thank you thank you. thousands of athletes are out on the streets of japanese capital for the berlin marathon today the elite to run a sled nearly forty four thousand competitors in foggy conditions the moisture about it tough so they taught my own weights they were aiming to break the world record of just under two hours and three minutes if not the last six world record setting times been clocked in berlin ten years that. came close but missed the record his compadres set clouded his compadres bloody stretch and owner has just won the women's rights were out in every sports coach when selling the pataki is near the finish line in berlin taking in the atmosphere a welcome halima no new world records today but to how close did elliott keep trying to get. the focus of this merit of the marathon
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this year was all about breaking the world record and. so unless about who was going to win and when you have three of the fastest marathon runners taking part the likelihood of the of that of course happening was always going to be very very high and event organizers had even employed pacemakers and as the name suggests these are basically runners that set the pace to make sure that a fast time is accomplished and at around thirty kilometers to have a tendency to drop out of the race and but the weather just played such a huge factor today it's been raining on and off all day and that has really slowed down all the runners including tips. on what is it about the course that makes it such a world record breaking course. well if you for example if you compare berlin to london or to boston is known for having a very flat surface which of course means less resistance and faster times and as i
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just mentioned the weather did not cooperate today you don't see it today but. and nina is known for having mayans sunny's september ok talk a bell and thank you. this is day w. what we'll do is live from has a reminder the top stories of voting is underway in germany's parliamentary elections with incumbent i'm going to know who to win a fourth chancellor the main challenger launching shields i will but he cast his ballot all of his unlikely to win he could still end up in government i suspect coalition pocket. full coverage throughout the day here on d.w. t.v. online as well a date on the right dot com on twitter and on facebook as well i mean self a good day i have to feel at the top there.
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